Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on is aurora borealis, a myth or a natural meteorological phenomenon. This paper tells that “A French scientist named Pierre Gassendi was claimed to have named the northern lights after the Roman goddess of dawn, “Aurora” in 1621. The word “Borealis” was added to represent the Greek god of the north wind, “Boreas”. Others, however, claimed that it was the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) who actually first gave the term ‘Aurora Borealis’, a Latin-derived word”. Places where aurora borealis can be viewed have become tourist attractions in that part of the world_ the northern latitudes which particularly they call the polar zones. Some scientists call them as “polar auroras” (or aurorae Polaris)”. All types of aficionados all over the world and from all walks of life come and gather to this part of the world to enjoy looking and appreciating a “no man-made” awesome sights in the sky. Aurora borealis generally appears as luminous arches or streams of light in the Northern regions of the earth showing different movements of lights in variety of shapes projected in several elegant colors in the sky. Most importantly, the visual effects that the northern lights give as it overcasts the horizon and serves as a fantastic backdrop are what these people are after. On the other hand, scientists have tried to explore the mystery and find explanations or facts about its nature, composition, occurrence and everything to it. Here are some facts gathered about the officially known aurora borealis or northern lights in the earth’s northern hemisphere. When there were still no valid explanations for these amazing colorful sightings in the sky, people invented several stories translated into legends, folklore, and myths. As myths, many have thought of these colorful lights in the sky as something alien in origin.